Chief of Police M. G. Goodwin

Chief of Police M. G. Goodwin

Blytheville Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Tuesday, September 22, 1931

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M. G. Goodwin

Chief Goodwin was shot and killed by a man he arrested for breaking into several homes.

As Chief Goodwin escorted the suspect to his car, to get his identification, he suddenly produced a pistol and shot the chief four times. The suspect was apprehended by a Mississippi County deputy sheriff minutes later. Six weeks later the suspect committed suicide in jail by slashing his wrist with a razor.

Chief Goodwin had served with the agency for 7 years. He was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 78th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

September 22, 2010

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